|The 2nd Century AD frieze has a title history which precedes the 1970 UNESCO Convention by 194 years|
- Sotheby’s will auction this Roman marble sarcophagus on June 8 in New York. As the ‘Chasing Aphrodite‘ twitter feed noted, its provenance is pretty solid—it was purchased in 1776 by the first marquess of Landsdowne and was displayed in the ballroom of the Landsdowne House
- A symposium in Turkey discusses art theft from Istanbul’s mosques.
- Antiquities seized by Customs officials in Sharjah have been put up for display in the UAE.
- A flaw with the UNESCO system: a Palestinian request to have the Church of the Nativity named a heritage site has been denied because Palestine is not a member of the UN.
- Criminal penalties for graffiti are increasing as the esteem for the form grows.
- RealKulturPolitik: Russia has banned art loans to the U.S. to voice their concern over a separate court ruling.
- The severed head of the patron saint of the “French disease” (as the Victorians called it) will go up for auction next week.
- Three views of museums.
- Who faked 200 Giacomettis?
- Metal detectors help archaeologists discover an 1863 military post in Oregon.
- A chunk of Bury St. Edmunds for sale on Ebay.
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